- Mar 31, 2005
- Newcastle upon Tyne.
Well not so much the car, but the charging system. I tried to start the car last night in the Tesco car park, and it gave the dying battery noise (rrrrr, rrrr, rrr, r), and wouldnt start. I kept trying to start it, but nothing . so i got a lift off my sister (the clio driver), and went back for my spare battery, which when fitted just made the starter motor click . I then tried to use the jump leads with her car but the positive post on her car is sealed so there was nothing to clamp on to . i put the old battery back in and then i called out the AA who sent out a non AA man who didnt seem to care, he turned the key and the panda burst into life, so its gone from a completely dead battery to something thats working like new . The guy checked the alternator and thats working ok, so it looks like i might be needing a new battery (priced battery today - £47 )